McKesson, Toshiba partnership expands

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McKesson is broadening its distribution agreement with Toshiba America Medical Systems to include cardiovascular medical solutions. Per the new agreement, Toshiba will offer Horizon Cardiology Hemo, a key component of McKesson’s Horizon Cardiology system, as an option with Toshiba’s Infinix portfolio of vascular X-ray systems.

“Broader industry demand for imaging and information technologies led to our initial agreement, which has been met with overwhelming acceptance from the marketplace,” said Rod O’Reilly, vice president and general manager of McKesson’s Medical Imaging Group. “Our companies enjoy complementary products and a mutual vision to support broadscale adoption of affordable technologies that promote the highest-quality patient care. Cardiology is the next logical step in this progressive business relationship. McKesson and Toshiba expect to continue to introduce products to meet the demands of the market across all modalities.”

In July 2006, McKesson and Toshiba signed a distribution agreement to offer McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging PACS with Toshiba’s innovative diagnostic imaging devices, including the Aquilion line of CT scanners. The agreement is targeted to imaging centers and hospitals under 200.